Welcome to TimeShift
This week, a few of us from Grafana Labs, along with 4,000 of our closest friends, headed down to chilly Austin, TX for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017. We got to see a number of great talks and were thrilled to see Grafana make appearances in some of the presentations. We were also a sponsor of the conference and handed out a ton of swag (we overnighted some of our custom Grafana scarves, which came in handy for Thursday’s snow).
We also announced Grafana Labs has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a Silver member! We’re excited to share our expertise in time series data visualization and open source software with the CNCF community.
#### Latest Release
Grafana 4.6.2 is available and includes some bug fixes:
- Prometheus: Fixes bug with new Prometheus alerts in Grafana. Make sure to download this version if you're using Prometheus for alerting. More details in the issue. #9777
- Color picker: Bug after using textbox input field to change/paste color string #9769
- Cloudwatch: build using golang 1.9.2 #9667, thanks @mtanda
- Heatmap: Fixed tooltip for "time series buckets" mode #9332
- InfluxDB: Fixed query editor issue when using
<operators in WHERE clause #9871
Download Grafana 4.6.2 Now
From the Blogosphere
Grafana Labs Joins the CNCF: Grafana Labs has officially joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). We look forward to working with the CNCF community to democratize metrics and help unify traditionally disparate information.
Automating Web Performance Regression Alerts: Peter and his team needed a faster and easier way to find web performance regressions at the Wikimedia Foundation. Grafana 4’s alerting features were exactly what they needed. This post covers their journey on setting up alerts for both RUM and synthetic testing and shares the alerts they’ve set up on their dashboards.
How To Install Grafana on Ubuntu 17.10: As you probably guessed from the title, this article walks you through installing and configuring Grafana in the latest version of Ubuntu (or earlier releases). It also covers installing plugins using the Grafana CLI tool.
Prometheus: Starting the Server with Alertmanager, cAdvisor and Grafana: Learn how to monitor Docker from scratch using cAdvisor, Prometheus and Grafana in this detailed, step-by-step walkthrough.
Monitoring Java EE Servers with Prometheus and Payara: In this screencast, Adam uses firehose; a Java EE 7+ metrics gateway for Prometheus, to convert the JSON output into Prometheus statistics and visualizes the data in Grafana.
Monitoring Spark Streaming with InfluxDB and Grafana: This article focuses on how to monitor Apache Spark Streaming applications with InfluxDB and Grafana at scale.
GrafanaCon EU, March 1-2, 2018
We are currently reaching out to everyone who submitted a talk to GrafanaCon and will soon publish the final schedule at grafanacon.org.
Join us March 1-2, 2018 in Amsterdam for 2 days of talks centered around Grafana and the surrounding monitoring ecosystem including Graphite, Prometheus, InfluxData, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes, and more.
Lots of plugin updates and a new OpenNMS Helm App plugin to announce! To install or update any plugin in an on-prem Grafana instance, use the Grafana-cli tool, or install and update with 1 click on Hosted Grafana.
OpenNMS Helm App - The new OpenNMS Helm App plugin replaces the old OpenNMS data source. Helm allows users to create flexible dashboards using both fault management (FM) and performance management (PM) data from OpenNMS® Horizon™ and/or OpenNMS® Meridian™. The old data source is now deprecated.
Vonage Status Panel - The latest version of the Status Panel comes with a number of small fixes and changes. Below are a few of the enhancements:
- Threshold settings - removed Show Always option, and replaced it with 2 options:
- Display Alias - Select when to show the metric alias.
- Display Value - Select when to show the metric value.
- Text format configuration (bold / italic) for warning / critical / disabled states.
- Option to change the corner radius of the panel. Now you can change the panel's shape to have rounded corners.
Upcoming Events:In between code pushes we like to speak at, sponsor and attend all kinds of conferences and meetups. We also like to make sure we mention other Grafana-related events happening all over the world. If you're putting on just such an event, let us know and we'll list it here.
Docker Meetup @ Tuenti | Madrid, Spain - Dec 12, 2017: Javier Provecho: Intro to Metrics with Swarm, Prometheus and Grafana
Learn how to gain visibility in real time for your micro services. We'll cover how to deploy a Prometheus server with persistence and Grafana, how to enable metrics endpoints for various service types (docker daemon, traefik proxy and postgres) and how to scrape, visualize and set up alarms based on those metrics.
Grafana Lyon Meetup n ° 2 | Lyon, France - Dec 14, 2017: This meetup will cover some of the latest innovations in Grafana and discussion about automation. Also, free beer and chips, so - of course you're going!
Tweet of the WeekWe scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove
We were thrilled to see our dashboards bigger than life at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this week. Thanks for snapping a photo and sharing!
#### How are we doing? Hard to believe this is the 25th issue of Timeshift! I have a blast writing these roundups, but Let me know what you think. Submit a comment on this article below, or post something at our [community forum](https://community.grafana.com?utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=timeshift_25). Find an article I haven't included? Send it my way. Help us make timeShift better!